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Genetic changes associated with physical activity reported

12 min ago from Science Daily

Time spent sitting, sleeping and moving appears to be determined, in part, by our genes, researchers have shown.

Infectious Outbreaks Threaten the Last Asiatic Lions

1 hour ago from Scientific American

Parasites and dog disease in India sweep through the cats’ only home, triggering fears for the species’ survival -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

North and South Korea complete joint survey on waterway

2 hours ago from UPI

North and South Korea has completed Sunday a month-long joint survey on waterways at the mouth of Han River near the border area.

Ecology group posts video of humpback whale playing with log off Vancouver Island

9 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Lifeforce Ocean friends says the four-year-old whale named Lorax played with the log off Comox B.C. for 45 minutes on Dec. 2, 2018.

Wizards may be without John Wall for meeting with Pacers

10 hours ago from UPI

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers have found a way to survive without leading scorer Victor Oladipo.

Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh: 'I'm staying at Michigan'

16 hours ago from UPI

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh didn't mince words on Sunday when he refuted rumors that he is looking to return to the NFL.

Watch: New superheroes emerge in 'Umbrella Academy' teaser

21 hours ago from UPI

Netflix has released online the first teaser for its sci-fi series "The Umbrella Academy."

Canadiens visit Blackhawks in search of third straight win

1 day ago from UPI

CHICAGO -- If the Montreal Canadiens are to remain in contention for a postseason berth, they will have to rely on contributions throughout their lineup.

Blues hope momentum carries over vs. Canucks

1 day ago from UPI

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues are coming off arguably their most impressive win of the season Friday night.

Tuskegee airman Wilfred Defour dead at age 100

1 day ago from UPI

One of the surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen, an all-black squadron of aviators during World War II, was found dead in his apartment, police said.

Delivery to space station includes fresh fruit and candied yams

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

Loaded in the SpaceX Dragon's pressurized compartment were 2,286 pounds of science gear, including a rodent habitat carrying 40 mice

Capitals vist Blue Jackets with division lead at stake

1 day ago from UPI

The Washington Capitals visit Nationwide Arena for the first time since they eliminated the Columbus Blue Jackets from the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs last season.

A code for reprogramming immune sentinels

1 day ago from Science Daily

For the first time, a research team has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells. The process is quick and effective, representing a pioneering...

Trilobites: Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George’s Genes

2 days ago from NY Times Science

The giant tortoise lived for more than a century, carrying genes linked to a robust immune system, efficient DNA repair and resistance to cancer.

What sets primates apart from other mammals?

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered information about a gene that sets primates -- great apes and humans -- apart from other mammals, through the study of a rare developmental brain disorder.

Newly identified T cells could play a role in cancer and other diseases

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified a new type of T cell called a phospholipid-reactive T cell that is able to recognize phospholipids, the molecules that help form cells' outer membranes.

UCF gives Heupel contract extension

2 days ago from UPI

Josh Heupel needed only one season to merit a contract extension at Central Florida.

Climate Change Is Making Sharks Right-Handed

2 days ago from Live Science

Warming oceans lead to some strange brain changes in sharks.

Scientists to produce anti-cancer drugs in yeast

2 days ago from Science Daily

Nature is so complex that natural molecules used for i.e. cancer treatment still can't be produced by chemical synthesis. Today, major chemical and pharmaceutical companies harvest large amounts of rare...

Molecular insights into spider silk

2 days ago from Science Daily

Spider silk belongs to the toughest fibers in nature and has astounding properties. Scientists have now discovered new molecular details of self-assembly of a spider silk fiber protein.

How fruit flies ended up in our fruit bowls

2 days ago from Science Daily

Fruit flies can be a scourge in our homes, but to date no-one has known how they became our uninvited lodgers. For decades, researchers have searched for their origins and...

Large leatherback sea turtle found dead on the South Shore of P.E.I.

The Atlantic Veterinary College has confirmed it is a leatherback sea turtle, a species considered to be endangered.

Double the stress slows down evolution

2 days ago from Science Daily

Bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics more slowly if they also have to defend themselves against predators.

3Q: Eric Alm on the mysteries of the microbiome

2 days ago from MIT Research

Eric Alm is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and biological engineering at MIT and co-director of the Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics. He also serves on the board of directors for the...

Watch: Wandering deer gets trapped in school bathroom

2 days ago from UPI

Wildlife officials were called to a school in India to rescue a deer than ran into the building and got trapped in a bathroom.

DDT in Alaska meltwater poses cancer risk for people who eat lots of fish

2 days ago from Science Daily

Children in Alaska whose diet includes a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may have a long-term elevated risk for cancer because of insecticides...

News about a plant hormone

2 days ago from Science Daily

The plant hormone jasmonic acid also performs a function that was previously unknown. It ensures that the leaf pores close when leaves are injured. For the plant, this could be...

A new process for nutrient loss in the ocean?

2 days ago from C&EN

Organic matter in sediments may power another pathway by which microbes restrict ocean productivity